US CDC Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP) Career Opportunities – Field Coordinator

Job Title: Field Coordinator
Organisation: Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP)
Funding Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Director
About Us:
Makerere University School of Public Health in
partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) is implementing the Public Health Fellowship
Program (PHFP), an initiative to develop the next generation of public health
leadership for Uganda. The goal of this program is to develop a competent
workforce by learning-through-service and responding to real public health
problems of Uganda. The PHFP is a 2-year, non-degree full-time program offered
on a competitive basis to Ugandan nationals who seek to become leaders in
public health practice.
Job Summary: The Field Coordinator will primarily oversee and manage the field
component of the PHFP by ensuring that all field activities are conducted in a
manner that will enhance the learning of fellows.
Key Duties and
  • Actively participate in
    the design, implementation and review of the field-based component of the
  • Develop review and
    implement the field guidelines for Fellows work and their supervision by
    mentors, MOH and other partners
  • Works closely with the
    MOH hosting departments to ensure appropriate terms of reference for
    Fellows, to enable their learning, growth, and development
  • Act as a key liaison for
    the PHFP and MOH to identify desired projects and activities, ensure
    adequate mentorship, and access to learning resources (including data)
    from hosting departments
  • Coordinate and lead field
    based activities for Fellows, including epidemic investigations and
  • Develop/ review and
    implement a system of ongoing evaluation of fellows outputs and field
  • Make regular visits to
    host institutions to establish and monitor progress of fellows
  • Work in tandem with the
    Training Manager to plan, oversee and participate in the support supervision
    and mentorship of Fellows
  • Identify key resource
    persons within MOH who may provide additional support to fellows
  • Maintain cordial working
    relationships with partners of the PHFP, including local governments and
    MOH departments and manage expectations for both fellows and the MOH
    hosting Departments
Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for
    this vacancy should hold a Post graduate degree in Public Health or any
    other health related field
  • A minimum of five years’
    working experience in Public Health programs and research; with
    managerial/supervisory responsibilities. At least 3 of years should be in
    planning, organizing and delivery of pre-service and in-service trainings
  • Additional training in
    adult training methods
  • Field Epidemiology
    related studies
  • Extensive knowledge of
    the principles of Adult learning
  • Skills in Curriculum
  • Current situation and
    trends in HIV/AIDS situation in Uganda and services provision
  • Pro-activity, ability to
    discern and think critically
  • High degree or personal integrity
  • Creativity and problem
  • Possess the ability to
    work well in a team
How to
All candidates are encouraged to send their
applications accompanied with updated CVs, photocopies of transcripts and
certificates and 2 letters of reference to the address below: The Dean,
Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health, P.O.
Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda. Hand deliver to: Room 215, 2nd Floor, MakSPH
Building, New Mulago Hospital Complex.
Deadline:  Friday, 30th June, 2014

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